In part 2 of this post on Black-owned, women-owned businesses to support, we'll be looking at brands outside of the Health/Wellness and Beauty markets.
Whether it's hosiery to match your skin tone or a sexy teddy that will drive your partner wild, these brands are stirring up excitement in the world of lingerie and empowering women of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
For women of color, finding nude intimates that match our skin tone has always been a struggle, until now. Nubian Skin offers intimates from bras to bodysuits that complement our glorious hues. They even have menswear and swimwear collections.
Sexy lingerie with a mission. Love, Vera is all about celebrating and uplifting Black women of every shape and size. True to their stand on representation, they hire Black women talent both in front of and behind the camera.
As a professional dancer and model, Erin Carpenter struggled to find nude undergarments that matched her skin color. Out of that need, Nude Barre was born. The brand offers a versatile and stylish collection of high-quality intimates in 12 shades of nude to match every skin tone.
Anya Lust creates provocative, luxury, lingerie for the woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to get it. Shoppers are invited to escape into a world of pleasure and sensuality.
At Kelly's Kloset, sexy has no size limit. With styles designed to compliment every body type and sizes that range from small to 4x, the brand takes inclusivity and diversity seriously. Aside from lingerie, they also have an extensive collection of bras, panties, swimwear and more.
Swimwear that makes you feel confident and beautiful is something we all want. These brands offer exciting colors and cuts designed to make you feel bold, sexy, and comfortable.
If you're looking for sleek and sexy swimwear that will get you noticed, Riot Swim has what you need.
Trish Atelier specializes in bold and confident swimwear and sportswear designs for fearless women.
Cury Fox is a luxury swimwear and lifestyle brand that caters to plus-size and curvy women. Here you'll find eye-catching swimwear designs that hug all the right places.
Ego Swim designs comfortable, sexy, affordable swimwear that will give you a boost of confidence.
From string bikinis to wraps, you'll find beautiful, fashion-forward designs at Keva J Swimwear.
Peruse this list of Black-owned jewelry companies that showcase a range of styles from the delicate to the bold. Jewelry lovers alike will be impressed by the options.
Add a touch of class to whatever you're wearing. Yam specializes in finely made jewelry that embodies vintage style with modern design.
Conflict-free diamonds and precious stones are a girl's best friend. Valerie Madison Jewelry has an abundance of both. These heirloom-quality jewelry pieces are worth the investment for you or someone you love.
Labrina Watkins is a self-taught polymer clay artist that turned her self-care hobby into a business. Her company, L. Raveene offers whimsical, eclectic one-of-a-kind pieces handmade with love.
Made by Malyia, jewelry makes it possible to still make a statement with understated jewelry. These unique pieces take their inspiration from the world around us, including African and Indigenous cultures.
At Omi Woods fair-trade, African gold and conflict-free metals unite to create beautiful contemporary heirloom jewelry.
We know we're supposed to be living in a paperless society, but honestly, who can resist a stylish pen or a well-designed organizer? Sometimes we just need to write things down. Check out the brands below that are taking stationery to the next level and diversifying the market.
Effie's Paper Stationery & Whatnot
The credo at Effie's Paper Stationery & Whatnot is "The future is female, and it's being fueled by Black girl magic." They also believe women should surround themselves with pretty things that inspire them. Enjoy makeup bags, stationery, mugs, notebooks, and more that feature positive representations of Black women.
Planners, travel journals, and notebooks are just some of the products you can find at Brown Aspiration. Owner B.Marie set out to create stationery and office products that feature uplifting images of Black women.
Adult coloring books have made it cool for grown-ups to color. Coloring requires concentration and relieves stress, but it's hard to find books with images that represent us. Enter Entrepreneurs Color Too. They hold the distinction of being the first adult coloring book to represent and celebrate African-American women in positive images.
CRWND Illustrations celebrates the Black woman in all her natural glory. Signature art creations by artist Keliah Smith adorn notebooks, planners, t-shirts, wall art, and more.
Aya Paper creates sustainable gifts and recycled stationery. Celebrate every occasion with cards featuring their minimalist style and simple aesthetic.
Make your house a home with décor inspired by us. Fill your home with unique artwork, pillows, and decorations that will speak volumes about your aesthetic and style.
Tackussanu Senegal sells one-of-a-kind home décor items created by artisans in Senegal using a traditional Senegalese basket weaving technique. Every purchase helps provide jobs and opportunities to the artisan weavers and their communities in Senegal.
Jungalow is a lifestyle brand that features home décor items, art, furniture, clothing, and more. Created by designer and blogger Justina Blakeney, this outlet showcases her own creations as well as other curated articles from around the world.
From throw pillows to Morrocan poufs and beyond, Domain carries unique accessories for your home. With a mix of local and curated products from around the world, owner Laura Hodges brings her signature aesthetic to this home decor shop.
Bole Road Textiles is characterized by signature Ethiopian textiles and colorful designs and patterns. Close partnerships with weaving collectives and women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia make these creations possible and help revitalize communities in Ethiopia.
Who knew you could buy paint online and have it delivered to your home? From choosing colors to expert advice, Interior designer Nicole Gibbons has thought of everything you need to make online shopping for paint an easy and convenient experience.
If you're the type who hates to scour the internet for what you need, take heed. There are Black-owned marketplaces that will make your life so much easier. You can browse from selected brands all on one platform and search for products that are right for you. Our list below includes marketplaces for health and wellness, housewares, and everything in between.
Shop for all-natural health and wellness products at BLK + GRN. This marketplace makes it easy to find high-quality, toxin-free products made by all-Black artisans.
From skincare to self-care, Bold Xchange is invested in creating a superior retail experience for Black people by Black people.
Founder, Michelle Dalzon, dreamed of a place where Black businesses could connect directly with their intended audience. From that dream, BOM was created. Whether it's beauty products or household cleaning items, you can find it at BOM.
Black entrepreneurship and community are the cornerstones of this online marketplace created by Mother-daughter duo Juana Williams and Blair Paysinger. Here you can find pet care, books, toys, home essentials, and self-care products all under one roof.
54Kibo is a design marketplace committed to expanding the accessibility of contemporary African designs worldwide. Representing over 30 artisans and 10 countries, 54Kibo wants to share creative modern African décor items and accessories with global consumers.
Maybe you're the type who loves to try new things and wants on-trend products. If this sounds like you, you'll want to get your hands on a subscription box. No matter your interest, there's a subscription box to match your needs. Here's a few we found that cater to interests in natural hair, jewelry, accessories, stationery, homemade crafts, and more.
Products for your curly hair delivered right to your door. Curl Box offers variety and quality selections to women who love to change it up or who aren't sure what products work on their natural hair.
Cocotique is a beauty, lifestyle, and wellness subscription box. Designed to help women honor their self-care needs, Cocotique offers a wide selection of products from cosmetics, haircare, skincare, fragrances, and more.
Curated skincare products made for us, what's not to like? Glory Skincare is a quarterly subscription box that aims to educate women on how to care for their skin as well as supply them with quality skincare products and tools from minority-owned brands.
Every two months look forward to receiving this subscription box from Tribe Beauty. Inside you’ll find makeup selections from trendy and indie beauty brands.
If stationery is your thing, a Cloth & Paper subscription should be on your radar. This brand combines minimalist designs with luxe materials to create exclusive stationery for your organizational needs.
If you love to craft but don't have loads of time, Home Made Luxe is a subscription box made for you. Owner Keitha Moseley-Dendy created this monthly subscription box for busy women in need of some down-time. You can create Pinterest worthy home décor items to showcase around your house, and everything you need is provided in the kit.